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Malibu High (1979)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1979 (USA)
When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Berwick (as Irv Berwick)

Writers:

John Buckley (original story), John Buckley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Lansing ... Kim Bentley
Stuart Taylor Stuart Taylor ... Kevin
Katie Johnson Katie Johnson ... Lucy
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mrs. Bentley (as Phyllis Benson)
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Tony (as Al Mannino)
Tammy Taylor ... Annette Ingersoll
Garth Pillsbury ... Lance (as Garth Howard)
John Harmon ... Mr. Elmhurst
John Yates John Yates ... Mr. Donaldson (as John Grant)
James Devney James Devney ... Mr. Wyngate (as Jim Devney)
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Harry Ingersoll (as Robert Gordon)
Ken Layton Ken Layton ... Mr. Mooney
Cambra Foldes Cambra Foldes ... Valerie (as Cambra Zweigler)
William Cohen William Cohen ... Jeweler
Susan Gorton Susan Gorton ... Miss Primm
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Storyline

When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug addiction and prostitution, and ultimately assassinations for a kingpin mob boss. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

Every Teacher in School Wanted to FLUNK HER... But Nobody Dared!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death in Denim See more »

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Budget:

$56,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Three different locations were used as the high school in this movie. See more »

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When Kim "shoots" the tin can, it is obvious that the can is being flipped into the air by the wooden plank under it. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Lovely But Deadly
Written by Steve Myland
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Only At the Drive-in...
11 November 2003 | by dgordon-1See all my reviews

It's no wonder that the Drive-ins were drug, booze and party havens in the '70s with this type of fare being shown! Even with all of it's flaws, there is something I really like about this movie. The plot alone was what made me want to watch this hooter flick in the first place. High School flunky, turned Hooker, turned Hitgirl! When Kim gets bad grades, she seduces her Teachers and it escalates from there to becoming a full blown hooker. Not on the street mind you, but in the back of a van! What more of a classic Drive-in masterpiece could this be? The acting is awful and stiff. Speaking of stiff, the sex scenes are almost, if not worse than the acting! The camera work looks more like a home movie than a theatrical presentation. The fashions in this movie look more like mid '70s than 1979 fashion. What really cracks me up is when Kim (Jill Lansing) decides to become a hooker and shows up to school in a halter top and mini skirt! Where did she get that mini skirt from? It looks like it was made of cardboard! Didn't anyone tell Kim that mini skirts were out of fashion by 1974? The other thing that makes me laugh about this movie is the music. It sounds like what you used to hear at the supermarket. That canned piped in music called "Muzak". It's not offensive, it just doesn't really suit the movie. At the same time though, it is what gives this movie it's charm. There are a couple of music selections I had heard before. One was the music that plays after Kim tells her Mom off. This music was used for the station identification on the comedy show SCTV, which ran in the early '80s here in Canada. The next selection was during the chase scene at the end. The music being used is the same music for the syndicated TV show "The People's Court" opening! The one thing that stands out in this movie is the 1971 Mustang convertible. It's the real star of the show! It is nice to see this version of Mustang caught on film forever without rust and holes all over it, which these cars were known for. If you like movies like "The Van", "The Pom Pom Girls", and "H.O.T.S.", you may find this movie disappointing. But if you are like me and can appreciate trash flicks like "The Lonely Lady" and "The Seduction", then you will enjoy this made-for-drive-in classic!


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